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Senator Udall Introduces Bill to Improve Health Care for Rural Veterans

U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Dean Heller (R-Nev.) introduced a bill to address some of the biggest barriers to health care for veterans in rural communities. More than 6 million veterans, including a third of all Iraq and Afghanistan veterans, live in rural communities. But as many as half of those veterans may be

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First Lady Michelle Obama Announces that the Construction Industry Will Hire 100,000 Veterans Over the Next 5 Years

Yesterday, First Lady Michelle Obama  addressed well over 300 stakeholders from the military, business community, and federal  government at the first ever Veterans’ Employment in Construction Symposium at the Department of Labor. The First Ladyannounced that more than 100 companies in the construction industry are committing to hire more than 100,000 veterans over the next 5 years. This

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The President and First Lady Speak at the Disabled American Veterans National Convention

Over the past weekend, the President and First Lady spoke at the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) National Convention in Orlando, FL. Founded in September of 1920, the DAV celebrates 92 years of service to disabled veterans and their families with this three-day event. The forerunner to the Department of Veterans Affairs, the DAV has empowered

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